Compassionate Events

At HUMANE ACTION Pittsburgh, we believe we cannot thoroughly promote the protection of animals while simultaneously serving animals on our plates at our events. As such, we guarantee that all HAP events are completely plant-based, whether they are hosted by HAP or sponsored by a third-party.


Most fundraisers and events–even by true advocates for animals, the environment, and human health–are still serving meat, contradicting the very mission of their organizations.

Compassionate Events Resource Guide

Want to learn how to run events that leave animal products off the menu! We know it can be difficult to source meals if you aren’t sure where to start, and have put together a Compassionate Events Resource Guide to help you plan your next events with ease.


Compassionate vegan company lunch

The Facts

Farm animals are the most abused animals on the planet. The vast majority of them live in unacceptable conditions, denied even the most basic of needs, often including the ability to even turn around. And it’s not just the animals suffering–eating animals is killing the planet and is bad for human health. Reducing meat consumption is the number one policy recommendation by the United Nations to reverse climate change, and a plant-based diet is the only diet shown to reverse heart disease.

What is HAP doing about it?

HAP commends all organizations that help animals and wants to give special recognition to those organizations that have taken meat off their menus. HAP’s Compassionate Events program recognizes organizations that exclusively serve vegan and/or vegetarian meals according to a Gold, Silver, and Bronze level.  ​Our Gold Partners have committed to a complete plant-based menu (no meat, fish, dairy, or eggs) at events hosted by their organization and sponsored by third-parties, our Silver Partners have committed to a vegetarian menu (no meat or fish) at on and off campus events, and our Bronze Partners have committed to a vegetarian menu (no meat or fish) at any on campus events.


How You Can Help

If you are part of an organization still serving meat, reach out to us! We will help you with meal planning, provide catering suggestions, assist with donor letters and newsletter announcements, and more! If your organization is already vegan or vegetarian, let us know so we can add you to our list of partners.

SILVER Partners

Committed to a menu that is free of meat and fish hosted by their organization and by third party organizations; dairy may be served.

BRONZE Partners

Committed to a menu that is free of meat and fish at events hosted by their organization, not at third party events; dairy may be served.

Thank you to all of our Gold, Silver, and Bronze Compassionate Events Partners. We cannot thank you enough for your commitment to keeping animals off the menu!

If your organization would like to be recognized as a HAP Compassionate Events Partner, please complete our online submission form.

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